OK, here is something I'm really, really getting tired of. When I try to select characters on a web page to copy and paste into another document, in Internet Explorer the selection simply refuses to select only the characters I want to select. For example, I'm working with Regular Expressions and want to copy and paste portions of examples from the web into my code editor to test them. So if I see the following snippet: (19|20)\d\d[- /.](0[1-9]|1)[- /.](0[1-9]|[0-9]|3) and want to select only the section (0[1-9]|1), Internet Explorer absolutely insists that I want to _really_ select .](0[1-9]|1) It would be even happier if I selected .](0[1-9]|1)[- but I can make it let me omit the last two characters. Or if I select from right to left, I can omit the first two characters, but then IE insists I want the extra [- at the end. I know exactly what I want to select and that aint it. I don't see a way to turn this very, very annoying "feature" off. Am I just missing it? By the way, that code snippet is for date validation. Not that it's important to the question :) Thanks, Ron For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.